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Evergreen Community Aquatic Center’s Winter schedule begins Monday, Jan. 2

Evergreen Community Aquatic Center’s Winter schedule begins Monday, Jan. 2

Evergreen Community Aqautic Center’s winter schedule will begin Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. They have added an afternoon public swim on Monday/Wednesday/Friday between 11-1 p.m. And their Friday night... [Read more]

King County Parks commemorates 25 years of serving White Center youth

King County Parks commemorates 25 years of serving White Center youth

Since its start in 1991, King County Parks’ White Center Teen Program (WCTP) has given White Center youth a safe, positive place to get involved in year-round recreation and educational programs and... [Read more]

SCHOOLS: Highline Public Schools opening on time; bus stops changed

SCHOOLS: Highline Public Schools opening on time; bus stops changed

Highline Public Schools announced early Friday morning (Dec. 9, 2016) that all schools will open at their regularly scheduled time, with early release as scheduled. However, due to the weather conditions,... [Read more]

King County Council will honor teenage boxers from White Center on Dec. 12

King County Council will honor teenage boxers from White Center on Dec. 12

On Monday, Dec. 12, the King County Council will recognize and honor the White Center PAL Boxing Club for its 2nd place performance at the National Jr. Golden Gloves Tournament in Nevada this summer.  The... [Read more]

All Highline Public Schools will be open and start on time Thursday, Dec. 8

All Highline Public Schools will be open and start on time Thursday, Dec. 8

All Highline Public Schools will be open and start on time this Thursday, Dec. 8, the district announced Wednesday night. a Some have been concerned about a possible snow storm moving in, but the latest... [Read more]

VIDEO: Evergreen grad Dianna Leppa sings National Anthem at Seahawks game

VIDEO: Evergreen grad Dianna Leppa sings National Anthem at Seahawks game

Area resident and Evergreen High School graduate Dianna Leppa sang the National Anthem at Sunday night’s nationally-televised Seahawks vs Panthers game, and here’s a video of her in action... [Read more]

PODCAST: Armed man causes lockdowns; purse snatcher; Jack Mayne & more

PODCAST: Armed man causes lockdowns; purse snatcher; Jack Mayne & more

Here’s episode #77 of our SoKing News Podcast Weekly Recap, which is sponsored by a generous grant from J-Lab’s Encore Media Entrepreneurs program, supported with funding from the Ethics... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools announces support for Refugee & Immigrant Communities

Highline Public Schools announces support for Refugee & Immigrant Communities

In response to emerging reports of hate speech and violence directed at refugee and immigrant communities, Highline Public Schools announced Friday (Dec. 2) that it is joining over 50 local organizations... [Read more]

Last Open House at Explorer West Middle Schools is this Saturday, Dec. 3!

Last Open House at Explorer West Middle Schools is this Saturday, Dec. 3!

From Advertiser Explorer West Middle School: Ready to learn more about Explorer West Middle School? We welcome you to walk through the blue doors and experience our community! Explorer West will hold... [Read more]

Here’s why there was police activity on the Evergreen campus Tues. afternoon

Here’s why there was police activity on the Evergreen campus Tues. afternoon

If you saw police and emergency activity at the Evergreen High School campus in White Center Tuesday afternoon, Nov. 22, officials are reporting that three non-students were involved in a fight. According... [Read more]

Highline School Board to hold public hearings on Tyee and Evergreen Schools

Highline School Board to hold public hearings on Tyee and Evergreen Schools

The Highline School Board will be holding public hearings on Nov. 29 and Dec. 1, as part of the process of reunifying Evergreen High School and Tyee High School. To facilitate reunification, the school... [Read more]

‘Jumping for Joy’ – Highline School Bond passing with over 65% approval

‘Jumping for Joy’ – Highline School Bond passing with over 65% approval

It appears the Highline School Bond measure will pass, with early results showing over 65 percent voting in favor of rebuilding and renovating schools. “We are grateful to Highline voters for supporting... [Read more]

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Highline School Bond will pass with 65.12% approval

ELECTION RESULTS 2: Highline School Bond will pass with 65.12% approval

On Wednesday afternoon (Nov. 9), King County Elections released the second round of results for Tuesday’s General Election. With 31,783 ballots now counted, it looks like the Highline School Bond... [Read more]

VIDEO: Gov. Inslee shares childhood White Center story at fundraiser

VIDEO: Gov. Inslee shares childhood White Center story at fundraiser

Event hosts John White and Shelli Park, along with Gov. Jay Inslee. Gov. Jay Inslee held a last-minute fundraiser event at the historic Forest Ledge mansion in Seahurst Wednesday night, Nov. 2. “$23,000... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools graduation rates rise for third consecutive year

Highline Public Schools graduation rates rise for third consecutive year

Highline Public Schools announced Wednesday (Nov. 2) that its graduation rate has risen for the third year in a row, to nearly 75 percent for the Class of 2016. The official graduation rate of 74.8 percent... [Read more]

LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember on School Bond in Voter’s Pamphlet

LETTER: Former Burien Councilmember on School Bond in Voter’s Pamphlet

[EDITOR’S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The White Center Blog nor its staff:] Dear Friends, I sat down today to... [Read more]

King County Immigrants and Refugees will share their stories tonight

King County Immigrants and Refugees will share their stories tonight

King County immigrants and refugees will be sharing their stories tonight – Thursday, Oct. 20 – at Dubsea Coffee in White Center, starting at 7 p.m. Here’s more from the county: Twenty-two percent... [Read more]

Coalition for Drug Free Youth seeking input via survey on drug & alcohol use

Coalition for Drug Free Youth seeking input via survey on drug & alcohol use

The Coalition for Drug Free Youth is conducting a short community survey, seeking residents’ perceptions of drug and alcohol use and abuse in youth and in the community. To take the short survey,... [Read more]

White Center Heights Teachers, Staff to participate in Black Lives Matter Oct. 19

White Center Heights Teachers, Staff to participate in Black Lives Matter Oct. 19

Upwards of 60 White Center Heights Elementary School staff plan to participate in the Oct. 19 #BlackLivesMatterAtSchool action by wearing Black Lives Matter shirts to school “to address institutionalized... [Read more]

Highline Public Schools holding Open Houses & School Tours this Wed. & Thurs.

Highline Public Schools holding Open Houses & School Tours this Wed. & Thurs.

Highline Public Schools wants area residents to “Get Informed on the School Bond” by attending free and open School Tours & Open Houses this week. “See for yourself,” the district... [Read more]